Facebook donating virtual reality kits to Arkansas schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Facebook is donating 500 virtual reality kits to

Arkansas schools under a first-of-its-kind partnership between the social media

giant and the state.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the donation as part of the Arkansas

Facebook and Techstart Partnership, which is aimed at generating interest in

computer science careers and instruction among students. The kits will include

computers, cameras and the Oculus Rift headsets needed for the virtual reality,

or VR, program.

Under the agreement, the VR kits will be distributed to approximately 250

schools, educational co-ops and STEM education centers. The donations will

primarily target high school with a high percentage of low-income students.


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